Pakatan open to idea of PAS joining coalition, says Mukhriz

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  • Monday, 15 Jul 2019

ALOR SETAR (Bernama): Pakatan Harapan is open to the idea of PAS joining the coalition for the unification of Muslims in the country, says Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia deputy president said any effort to unite the ummah was a good move, though PAS should not impose stringent conditions that sideline other races.

"We are always open, but whatever it is, we have to be tolerant. We can’t say that we want to unite the Muslims, when at the same time, we eliminate other races,” said the Kedah Mentri Besar after closing the state-level Maqasid Syariah programme here Monday (July 15).

On Friday (July 12), Parti Amanah Negara vice-president Datuk Husam Musa invited PAS to consider the offer to join Pakatan if they did not want their struggles for over 60 years to overthrow the Umno government were in vain.

He was reported to have said that if PAS joined Pakatan now, they could become part of the government.

Meanwhile, Mukhriz said Bersatu was also focusing more on the involvement of Umno members in Pakatan to strengthen the existing government as well as to increase the number of Malay Muslims MPs in the Dewan Rakyat.

"We have to show kindness and set aside differences, I think it is for the benefit of everyone,” he said. - Bernama

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